Orange wine is made when a winemaker ferments white grapes with the skin and seeds rather than pressing it off the skins directly. The fermentation on skins can last from a couple days to over a year!
The resulting wine has a beautiful orange/amber hue and are generally more textural with tannin like characteristics that are usually only found in red wine. Skin Contact wine also has a wide variety of flavours, ranging from structured and elegant to funky and wild.
Another interesting fact is orange wines generally require less sulfur than their white counterparts. This is because orange wines are fermented on skins and the natural forming antioxidants in grape skins work to keep the wine fresh and from going stale
Originating in Georgia, orange wines can now be found all over the world from Italy to Australia and everywhere in between.